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THIS SEASON SILVER BRACELET STACK Top: Pandora Reflexions, sterling silver $65 Dazzling elegance, clear CZ, sterling silver $55 Crown, clear CZ $35 — Bottom: Pandora Reflexions, sterling silver $65 Floating chains, sterling silver $55 Timeless sparkle, clear CZ, sterling silver $35

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Top: Pandora Rose open bangle $200 Pandora logo hearts, clear CZ $65 — Middle: Pandora Reflexions, Pandora Rose $175 Pandora logo, Pandora Rose $45 Timeless sparkle, clear CZ, Pandora Rose $45 — Bottom: Pandora Reflexions, Pandora Rose $175 Floating chains, Pandora Rose $115

From Top: Hearts of Pandora Halo, Clear CZ $100 — Enchanted crown, clear CZ $80 — Classic hearts of Pandora $55 Hearts of Pandora Clear CZ $100 Signature Hearts of Pandora $60 — Hearts of Pandora, Clear CZ in 14k Gold- $262.50 Radiant Hearts of Pandora, Silver Enamel & Clear CZ in 14k Gold - $400. Classic Hearts of Pandora in 14k Gold - $350.

NECKLACES Choker: Pandora reflections, sterling silver, as shown $130 Dazzling elegance, clear CZ, sterling silver $55 Locket: Medium, sapphire crystal glass and clear CZ $150 Dazzling droplet petite, clear CZ $20 Crown petite $10 Precious heart petite $10


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contents top notes

A Next Level Liquor Store 25 tops shops: Crescent Hill Trading Company 26 A Historic Holiday Kick Off 28 Theres No Place Like The Rafe Home 30 Fundraising Royalty 32 A New Home for Hope 34

life+style WOW Wedding: Christy & John 52 Holiday Gift Guide 59

at home design guru: Turn Your Guestroon into a Sanctuary 66 Tour of Homes: Open Concept 68

cuisine Small Bites 82 TOP 5 dining: Elevated Take-out 84 Southern Comfort 88

health+beauty Why You Need A Massage More 95 Than Ever During The Holidays

community Winter Wonderland 102 Happy Holiday Spending 104 Meet the Media: Drew Deener 106 Return Engagement 108 Supermom: Mari-Elise Paul 110 Holiday Home Survival Guide 118

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Calendar: What To Do in Lou 142 3/26/18 11:55 AM


photos Out & About

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Taste America

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Ballard 50th Celebration

122

Margarita on the Rocks

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Pink Prom

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Wigs On Tap

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Butterflies in Motion

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Shred Day

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St. James Court Art Show

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Colors of Courage

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Patron Circle Party

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Liquor Barn Springhurst Grand Opening

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Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs

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Original Taste of Louisville

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Horses, Haunts & Hooch

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Top Shots

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WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? My answers come easily. The first, of course, is family. The second has to be friends. The third is a vocation I truly love and that never really feels like work.

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It’s easy to forget all of that, though, in the blur of the next two months. My personal goal is refuse to lose the meaning of the holidays in the hectic pace of this season. When I feel myself getting too stressed to enjoy any of that good cheer we hear so much about, I will take a few moments for gratitude.

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A NEXT LEVEL LIQUOR STORE It seems fitting in a city that’s fairly bursting with distilleries that a locally owned liquor store is going experiential. With its recent move just a few doors down the street, the new Springhurst Liquor Barn has upgraded its look, fine-tuned its selection and added an inviting tasting bar. Drinks, anyone? BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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t could become the ultimate holiday season oasis. The recently re-opened Liquor Barn in Springhurst Towne Center is redefining what a liquor store can be, evolving from a simple retail space (in its original home just a few doors down) to a sophisticated shopping and sipping environ-

ment. Its focus is on fantastic service and a stellar selection, especially of premium bourbons. The heart of the store, both literally and figuratively, will be its best-curated selection of bourbon, carefully displayed in their Kentucky Bourbon and World Whiskey Rickhouse, a walk-in area constructed of repurposed rickhouse beams. If the bourbons and ambiance don’t wow you, there’s also a training room in the back of the store, a bottle engraving center and plenty of engaging educational experiences which will include tastings, visits from

local experts and special events. If you can tear yourself away from the fun in the fabulously appointed retail space, the full-service tasting bar and outdoor patio is a perfect place to toast your brilliant selections or sample a few of the items on your gift list. Cheers!

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Alice + Olivia jacket $495, at Rodeo Drive

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Marlyn Schift gold necklace, $90, at Rodeo Drive

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Just in time for the holiday season: hints of glint and glimmer that make you or your home look all lit up. PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER STYLED BY EMME METRY MODEL: CHLOE HALBLEIB FOR HEYMAN TALENT

On Chloe: Rachel Zoe jacket, $445, Alice + Olivia turtleneck bodysuit, $265, and pants, $550, all from Rodeo Drive. Gold necklace, $52, from Lemon Tree in Chenoweth Square. Equestrian bit diamond earrings, $5,230, from vincentpeach.com

Cross body clutch, $38, at Lemon Tree

Maiden head ring, $39

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Serpent hinged gold bracelet, $148, at Liv Boutique


Liujo gold denim jacket, $595, at Rodeo Drive Tissue box, $142, at Fleur de Lis

Equestrian bit diamond earrings, $5,230, at vincentpeach.com

Alice + Olivia flared pants, $330, at Rodeo Drive

Gold dangle earrings, $35, at Lemon Tree in Chenoweth Square

Illume fresh sea salt candle, $26, at Fleur de Lis in Chenoweth Square

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A Historic Holiday Kick-Off Stepping into a neoclassical mansion all decked out for the season can put anyone in a holiday mood. Don’t miss the Whitehall House & Gardens Candlelight Tour.

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he second official Candlelight Tour at Whitehall is actually a longheld tradition for the historic landmark. Hume Logan, the last resident of the house who bequeathed it to the Historic Homes Foundation in 1992, so enjoyed the pageantry of the season that he used to open his doors to the public to enjoy a candlelit viewing of his holiday décor. Now, guests at the revived holiday event can mingle in the beautifully bedecked mansion and enjoy delicious refreshments, live music and unlimited inspiration for their own homes and gatherings. The array of local vendors who transform the gracious estate into a virtual holiday wonderland include Hazefield Farms, In Bloom Again, Magnolia Florist, Merci Bouquet, J. Elizabeth Designs, The Chocolate Fountain, Elite Events by Paula Coleman, Dillards and The Sacred Heart School of Music. This magical experience for family and friends will linger with you long after you walk past the sweeping front porch strung with twinkling lights and gorgeous garlands.

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The Whitehall House & Gardens Candlelight Tour will be held on Friday, November 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the Candlelight Tour are $10 per person online or by phone, $12 at the door. Admission for children under ten is $5. Proceeds go to the support and upkeep of the historic landmark. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Whitehall at (502) 897-2944 or whitehall@historichomes.org.

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There’s No Place Like The Raffle Home The grand prize for the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW raffle just got a little grander. This year’s home in Norton Commons is an $800,000 Beaux Arts beauty, impeccably decorated from wide plank floors to 12-foot ceilings. Ready to pack your bags? BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTON COMMONS

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t’s not a bad potential payoff for a $100 ticket purchase: A pristine, almost 3,200 square foot home in the picturesque Prospect neighborhood of Norton Commons. (The consolation first prize, a BMW, isn’t bad either.)

Once again built by Ramage Company and decorated by Leslie Cotter, this year’s prize is the largest ever at almost 3,200 square feet, every square inch decorated in stunning transitional style with furnishings provided by Market on National.

Word is getting out, which is why this annual fundraising effort, which is part of Norton Children’s vaunted Snow Ball gala, continues to grow year after year. It’s no surprise. The Raffle Home is always a stunner.

If the two quartz-clad islands in the open concept kitchen don’t dazzle you, maybe the fabulous modern light fixture in the family room will. Or perhaps it’s the third floor den with buttery soft leather

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sofas and a sweeping terrace that will make you want to move in. If you’re the practical type, the geothermal heating and cooling system will save you energy costs and the four bathrooms will prevent long lines at the parties you’ll undoubtedly throw. The furniture doesn’t come with the prize package, but it can be purchased once the raffle is over. It’s all available at a 20 percent discount after the winner is

announced at the Snow Ball Gala on November 17. (Go to marketonnational.com for more info.) You can buy tickets online, even if you won’t be there to scream with joy in The Omni Louisville ballroom. All funds raised go to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, which is just another reason why these tickets are worth every penny. 

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Fundraising Royalty With their nomination to the American Heart Association’s royal court, ten formidable women received their tiaras… and a challenge: raise $10,000 before the Heart Ball and the Queen of Hearts coronation in February. Meet the women who may be crowned queen.

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he American Heart Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Heart Ball, is spectacular for many reasons. There’s the gourmet dinner, live music, silent auction, striking red dress code and the stunning setting of the recently renovated Louisville Marriott Downtown, of course.

But one moment that truly sets it apart is the crowning of a queen. More than

Candidate:

Nancy Hillebrand Bailey

President/Owner of Bailey Safety, wife of Steve Bailey and mother of Amanda and Hayden WHY: “My oldest great niece, Savannah Bowling, had four heart catheters and open heart surgery at age six. She is now 17 and has a heart of gold.”

Candidate:

Rita Vest

VEST President and CEO, wife of Larry Vest, mother of three, grandmother of twelve WHY: “My grandfather and brother both died of heart disease. Contributing to American Heart Association is my way of supporting a cause I truly believe in.”

Candidate:

Ingrid Hernandez

President and Creative Director of Ingrid Design WHY: “As a child, I remember being scared for my mom’s life every time her blood pressure skyrocketed. Cardiovascular disease is the number two cause of death for Hispanics. Being nominated is an honor, but also a huge responsibility.”

a moment of pure pageantry, this special honor is bestowed upon one of ten nominees who raises the most towards cardiovascular disease research, advocacy and education. With her crown and recognition at the Heart Ball, the Queen of Hearts also receives a custom piece of jewelry from Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry, a profile in TOPS and the knowledge that she’s used her local influence to

Candidate:

Laura Zachariah

Wife of Jason Zachariah, mother of Hailey, Ean and Lilly WHY: “My children. My father passed away from a heart attack at 49. He was my best friend and losing him changed our family forever. I don’t want my children to live in fear of losing one of their parents.”

Candidate:

Michelle Browning Coughlin

Partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Founder/President of MothersEsquire, Inc.; wife of Craig Coughlin and mother of Lane and Sloane WHY: “At the age of 37, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, ‘CHD,’ called Coarctation of the Aorta. All CHD patients need ongoing health care services throughout the span of their lives, many requiring numerous surgeries. Every year since my diagnosis, I have tried to commit to raising awareness and funds for heart health research and education.”

fight cardiovascular disease and improve awareness in her hometown. Seven of the women gathered for a photo at the home of Louisville Heart Ball Cochairs, Valinda and Walter Weibel. (Walter is managing partner of Lexus of Louisville, the presenting sponsor.) They shared a little about themselves and why they’re competing for a cause.

Candidate:

Kristen Warfield

Vice President of Partnerships for Churchill Downs/ The Kentucky Derby; wife of Grey May, mother of Charlie and Clara WHY: “I lost a beloved co-worker, another colleague’s father and a friend’s 38-yearold husband all to heart attacks in the span of one month in the summer of 2018. My own journey towards better health began after being diagnosed with high blood pressure a year ago.”

Candidate:

Audrey May

Nurse injector at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery WHY: “My Dad is my ‘why.’ He passed away eight short years ago at the young age of 50 from a very sudden unexpected heart attack. As a nurse, I was able to care for him in his last days and vowed myself to continue his legacy by helping raise awareness and fund research through the American Heart Association.”

IN THE PHOTOGRAPH Back row, left to right; Audrey May, Rita Vest, Valinda and Walter Weibel, Laura Zachariah, Michelle Browning-Coughlin. Front row left to right: Ingrid Hernandez, Kristin Warfield, Nancy Bailey

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A NEW HOME FOR HOPE Gilda’s Night moves this year to a new location at Collegiate... directly across from what will eventually be the location for a new and improved Gilda’s Club. Here’s why this November event matters more than ever. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM RENDERINGS COURTESY OF GILDA’S CLUB

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t’s the annual event that typically draws an overflow crowd to a beautifully decorated, packed tent at Rodes or Bittners. This year, however, there promises

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to be more elbow room and a few surprises at a new location at Louisville Collegiate School. “It’s very different this year,” says event chair Michele Oberst. “We’re at a brand new location which we’ve never used before, in a gym at Collegiate. They’ve been very gracious about the space and about allowing us to work with our partners at Bittners to turn this room into a wonderful, beautiful event setting.” (Anyone who’s seen what Bittners can do with a tent can imagine what they can do with a cavernous gym.) It’s a blank canvas that comes without the weather and capacity concerns that are part of hosting a popular party underneath a tent. “This year, if we sell a few more tickets, which we would like to do, we will be able to squeeze people in,” says Tonya Cook, Development Director at Gilda’s Club. With exciting new auction prizes including a stargazing dinner in Bernheim Forest and a collection of twenty years of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottles, there are plenty of new twists that make it a must-attend. The gourmet meal by Chef

Chad Welch of Atria Hospitality, who has been winning rave reviews at other fundraisers, promises to be a crowd pleaser. Then, of course, there’s the mission itself and the importance of the new capital campaign. “The first Gilda’s Night was held thirteen years ago—two years before the red doors of Gilda’s Club opened,” says Karen Morrison, president and CEO of Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana. “The fourteenth Gilda’s Night will help us open more red doors, expanding our capacity and increasing access, ensuring no one faces cancer alone.”

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Gilda’s Night will be held on Friday, November 9, at Louisville Collegiate School and hosted by chairs Susan and William Yarmouth. Cocktails start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $265. Call (502) 371-3052 for more information or to purchase.


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Crescent Hill Trading Company A former customer of the charming a few doors down the street from his home, Mark Gaff jumped at the chance to become its owner. He’s turned this neighborhood fixture into a colorful décor-and-gift destination... and his dream workplace. PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM

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hile he worked as a purchaser for a communications company and a manager at an advertising agency, Mark Gaff was never enthralled with the corporate world. “Interior design has always been a passion of mine for my whole life,” he says. “I used to rearrange my mother’s furniture when I was a kid.” A lifelong creative outlet has been refinishing and repurposing furniture. “That’s the part I really love,” he says. “Sometimes it’s just a slight modification— painting or refinishing it. And sometimes it’s taking it all apart and finding a new purpose. I love to take things and make something different out of them and make them great again.” That’s exactly what he did with Crescent Hill Trading Company. “I had always loved the store and thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be something to own a place like this?’ When the opportunity opened up, I wanted to take it in a little bit of a new direction and focus more on home interiors, the part that I love.” That love is evident in a store filled with carefully-curated, one-ofa-kind items that you won’t see anyplace else. Those include pieces from across the globe and down the block, new and vintage, repurposed and not. “My home is eclectic and my store is too,” says Mark. “I’m a firm believer that

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there are great things from every period, every part of the world. There are beautiful things from Africa, Asia, India. I like things that are made well and have good lines to them—pieces that people will see in your home and say, ‘Wow.’” His desire to deliver the unique was cemented by his first foray into personal home décor. “I was decorating my first home when I was around 30. And I had my first party and someone walked in and said, ‘I love that couch! I just bought it too.’ I was crushed.” So, in the wonderfully diverse merchandise dotted around his cozy shop, there are no duplicates and very few safe basics. “This is not necessarily the place to go for a basic dresser—although I may occasionally have one.” It is the place to go for pieces— big and small-- that make a room. And for gifts and accessories that won’t be duplicates-- including soy candles, art napkins, pillows, ornaments and tableware. “If you really want to find something that nobody else is going to get, this is the place,” he says. “We have little treasures that would be great gifts.” For the intrepid, there are more treasures to unearth in his basement space which he calls “the Rabbit Hole.” It’s filled with an assortment of diamonds in the rough and overflow finds often at a great price. Says Mark, “It’s the place to visit if Mark Gaff, owner of Crescent Hill Trading Company


This is not necessarily the place to go for a basic dresser—although I may occasionally have one.” This is the place to go for pieces—big and small—that make a room. And for gifts and accessories that won’t be duplicates.

you’re looking for a fun project.” Sticker shock isn’t a problem upstairs either. While some larger pieces fall around $1,000, many are priced under $100. For instance, an end table might run around $75. Crescent Hill Trading Company is a place where décor is approachable and unintimidating. His helpful team can even transform the furniture in your home. “I have wonderful people working with me. Brenda Wessling, who used to own Making Ends Meet in Shelbyville, does the upholstery and Jerry Thomas does the refinishing and repurposing.” Either one can tweak pieces on the floor in the shop or work with customers to turn old pieces into their new favorites. Custom services and delightful finds are what sets this gem of a store apart. “I want people to come to my store to find finishing touches for their décor or inspiration for their holiday decorating and gift giving,” says Mark. “I want them to find conversation pieces, the pieces that make their homes unique.” 

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Crescent Hill Trading Company is located at 2720 Frankfort Ave. Call (502) 896-6110 for more information.

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t’s time to shine whether you’re setting a table or slipping into a party ensemble, the holidays are an excuse to amp it up. This fall, we’re witnessing an especially embellished fashion moment, where pearls and metallics, gemstones and geometry all play perfectly together. So, go ahead. Indulge your senses and go a little bit lavish.

All tableware from Dolfingers.

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TWEAK

tradition Kelim Floating Circles earrings, $128 at Dallas Jewelers. 18 K gold, 13.74 ct emerald-cut tourmaline and diamond ring at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. Rook & Crow short necklace, $85, Tahitian pearl and garnet necklace, $310, Tahitian pearl and hematite necklace, $655 at Dallas Jewelers. Green, Backless DVF blazer, $598 at Rodeo Drive.

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Zina four-strand necklace, $1,100, Zina bracelet (in spoon), $265, Zina open link necklace (in bowl) , $46 at Dallas Jewelers. On spoon: Hand-carved Tahitian pearl,druzy, diamond and ruby pendant, $465, and 14K black rhodium, blue topaz, green amethyst, peridot, and diamond pendant, $540. 14K white gold peridot and diamond ring, $405, peridot and diamond ring, $687 at Clater Jewelers. 18K white gold emerald and diamond dangle earrings, $27,500; platinum pear-shaped emerald and diamond ring, $26,500; 18K white gold emerald and diamond bracelet, $36,100 at Aesthetics in Jewelry. Black Halo dress in emerald green, $375, at Rodes.

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TRY IT 18K white and rose gold pave diamond ring, $18,000; 14K white gold, ruby and diamond, feather motif earrings, $4,690; 18K white gold diamond pave ring, $14,890, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.

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timeless Isadora 18K rose gold, diamond, hexagon drop earrings, $6,430, Waltham 14K gold pocket watch pendandt on 14K gold estate necklace, $2,591, at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. Galatea Golden South Sea pearl, hand-carved necklace (in cup), $8,750 at Dallas Jewelers. Rachel Zoe velvet blazer, $486, turtleneck, $245, at Rodeo Drive.

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GET

gilded 14K gold and diamond dangle earrings, $1,560 at Clater Jewelers. In glass: Michael Michaud cast glass necklace, $185, Galatea Golden South Sea pearl, hand-carved necklace, $8,750, Galatea DaVinci blue topaz, ruby and emerald pendant, $2,400, at Dallas Jewelers. Linda Richards leopard jacket, $1,206 at Rodeo Drive.

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vintage Citrine chandelier earrings, $5,400, at Aesthetics in Jewelry. 14K diamond and citrine pendant, $1,243, at Clater Jewelers. St. John dress, $1,395, at Rodes.

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TWEAK

tradition In pie: Michael Michaud cast glass necklace, $185 at Dallas Jewelers. 14K gold and diamond hoop earrings, $420, 14K diamond and citrine pendant, $1,243 at Clater Jewelers. 2.47 ct pink tourmaline in 14K white gold and .56 ct diamond pendant, $2,898 at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 18K rose gold, ruby, amethyst and diamond dangle earrings, $3,690, at Aesthetics in Jewelry. Ema Savahl hand-painted gown in red, $1,150, at Rodes. Gold necklace and gold and diamond bracelet both at Merkley Kendrick

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A mountaintop Omni resort provided an idyllic setting for the intimate wedding of childhood classmates Christy and John Effinger. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY KRISTEN GARTEN PHOTOGRAPHY

details CHURCH: The Shrine of the Sacred Heart RECEPTION: The Omni Homestead G u n C l u b Pav i l l i o n PHOTOGRAPHER: Kristen Garten

CATERER AND CAKE: The Omni Homestead

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WEDDING MUSIC: Ting-ting bells

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hen they were students in first grade at St. Martha Catholic School, neither Christy Martin nor John Effinger could have predicted that they’d one day be husband and wife. “We hadn’t seen each other in years, but he walked into the store one day to buy his mom some charms,” says Christy, who is a gemologist at her family business, Clater Jewelers in Westport Village. Before long, the couple began dating, but it was four and a half years before John shocked her with what felt like an out-of-the-blue proposal. “I was totally surprised,” she says. “He had been working with my mom, Megan Smith (co-owner of Clater) for months to make me a very special ring. I had been on jury duty at the time, so I hadn’t been in the store. He saw his window of opportunity and took it. We were getting a puppy soon, so he had a collar engraved with, ‘Will you marry me?’”

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The ring was a surprise as well. Even though jewelry and diamonds are her livelihood, Martin had made a conscious decision not to direct John in the selection. “Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of couples make this decision, but I wanted to be surprised. I knew it was going to be fine. There are plenty of beautiful rings,” she says. “I’ve made hundreds of them that I could love and wear. I could love a square cut; I could love a round cut. I wanted it to be his thing and I knew I would love whatever he chose because it was from him.”


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The choice John made was a sparkling, one-carat solitaire set in 18 karat white gold. “It was traditional and beautiful and very him,” she says. “I couldn’t love anything more.” Her low-maintenance approach extended to their wedding plans. “We wanted to have a very intimate wedding—just our immediate family, literally sixteen people,” she says. “And one family member was pregnant, so we wanted it to be drivable.” The plan was to choose a place where the families could enjoy a weekend together. “I love the outdoors and we found The Omni in George Washington National Forest and it seemed like a perfect fit. We wanted to have it on a Saturday in May and one date they offered was May 12, which just happened to be my parents’ 40th anniversary. It all felt meant to be.” With a wedding planner provided by The Omni, Christy and her mother

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planned a highly personalized and stressless sunset wedding. Christy wore her mom’s veil and a vintage rhinestone bracelet and earrings that had belonged to her grandmother and great aunt. “Being in the jewelry industry, I wondered if I should do big diamonds, but I like the fact that these were in my family and had history.” Family was front and center in every way throughout the celebration. “We wanted everybody to feel included, so everyone had a reading or some part in the wedding,” she says. “We didn’t have a best man or maid of honor. We just stood up by ourselves. It was super laid back.” And even the sun cooperated. “We literally stepped out of the church right after the ceremony as the sun was setting,”

she says. “We were all standing out there during the cocktail hour as the sky was turning all of these beautiful colors.” Not that this unfussy bride would have complained if she didn’t have a backdrop of a beautiful sunset. “Everyone told me I was such a laidback bride. But I just kept thinking, ‘No matter what, it will be fine. Because we’re getting married and I’m not going to sweat the small stuff. This is going to be relaxed and we’re all going to have a good time.’ And we did.”


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gift guide Looking for a unique gift idea for a friend (or a special someone) for the Holidays? Check out our staff picks featured in these Holiday Collections. PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

Louis Vuitton Men’s 15” Shoulder Bag, brown Saffiano leather, $1,200 retail price/ Evolve price $790. Evolve: The Men’s Resale Store (502) 690-6655 2416 Frankfort Ave #2

Two bottle Coppola Wine Basket, $77.99. At Liquor Barn and Party Mart Stores liquorbarn.com

Various coffee table books, $25- $150. Fleur de Lis Interiors (502) 893-5341 3913 Chenoweth Square

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Touchscreen cross body bag available in 3 colors. Other styles available. $43. Apricot Lane Boutique (502) 708-2822 Westport Village, 1301 Herr Ln #170

Linda Richards Mohair Pom Pom Toboggans, $108. Merci (502) 893-4252 3911 Chenoweth Square

Create new, natural looking brows, hair stroke by hair stroke, $500. Feather & Blade 1200 Barret Avenue fbbrows.com

Capri Blue candles 81.2 oz, Volcano and Aloha Orchid , $16 each. Reflections Of You By Amy (502) 384-3660, 3935 Chenoweth Square Jefferson’s Ocean, Bourbon aged at sea giving it a salted caramel characteristic, $87.99. Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon (502) 822-3042 6230 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, KY

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Work The Metal, Bicycle glasses, made in USA, $11-13 each. Work The Metal (502) 584-2841 The Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Ave

Pair of Gold pineapple candleholders, $15 each, pair of Ana Ivory/Maize 3 band candles, $28. Cartwheels Papers & Gifts (502) 895-1800 3919 Chenoweth Square

The essential wristlet/crossbody in luxe colors for the holidays, $38. Lemon Tree (502) 690-3315 3915 Chenoweth Square

Oh So Cozy, Fluffy winter coat, 2 colors available , $78. Tunies Boutique (502) 618-3868 Westport Village 1302 Herr Lane Suite 150

Galatea DaVinci pendant with blue topaz, rubies & emeralds, $1,825. Dallas Jewelers (502) 423-1250 4915 Brownsboro Road

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No drip, real flame, refillable candles, $65. Bedded Bliss (502) 899-5153 3936 Chenoweth Square

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22 karat vermeil, sterling silver pendant featuring blue topaz and double horses. $297. Clater Jewelers 502-426-0077 Westport Village, 1201 Herr Lane, Suite 170

Your holidays just got easier! Introductory Classic Set Lash Extensions $99 (Reg. $200) through Nov. 30th. The Lash Lounge St. Matthews www.thelashloungestmatthews.com (502) 353-1414

Oak Ridge Winery OZV Old Vine Zinfandel engraved, $47.99 Engraving $35 (in addition cost of product) At Liquor Barn & Party Mart stores liquorbarn.com


Tizo acrylic arch perfume bottle, $78, Tizo acrylic diamond cut perfume bottle, $72. Rodeo Drive (502) 425-8999 Holiday Manor, 2212 Holiday Manor Center

Beaufort Bonnet Company 12 Days of Christmas mommy and me pajamas, $68-88. Rabbit in the Moon Westport Village (502) 326-5683, 301 Herr Ln Suite #152 Norton Commons (502) 326-5683, 6301 Moonseed Street, Cottage 4 Buy $100 gift card, get $110 to spend on spa and salon services. Strands (502) 938-4247 11400 Main Street, Suite 102

Pandora Reexions Choker in Rose, $175. Sapphire crystal glass in Rose, $90. Signature heart petite, clear CZ, $15. Rose chain, $100. Pandora Jewelry (502) 749-4310 Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Road #1445

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Turn Your Guest Room Into A Sanctuary The holidays are on. Before you deck the halls, take some time to dress up your guest room. We asked interior designer Leslie Cotter for some quick suggestions that will help you get cozy quickly. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS PROVIDED BY NORTON HEALTHCARE

Go tonal Sticking with a range of similar hues will evoke a sense of calm.

SHE’S THE DESIGN MASTERMIND BEHIND THE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL NORTON COMMONS RAFFLE HOUSE FOR THE NORTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. During the rest of the year, she’s creating sophisticated interiors from Louisville to Lexington and guest rooms are a favorite element. “They’re too often an afterthought filled with leftover decor that didn’t work elsewhere,” she says. Here, her ideas, from the Raffle Home guest room, that will help create a welcoming retreat.

Splurge someplace Resist the urge to furnish the extra room with castoffs. Here, a fabulous fixture makes the room seem special. Let there be light Combine bedside and overhead lighting for comfort and convenience.

Indulge them Soft throws (one for everyone) are a thoughtful, practical luxury.

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OPEN CONCEPT With a thorough renovation, realtor Logan Ormerod turned this Highlands diamond in the rough into a stylish oasis where work, relaxing and entertaining all comfortably coexist. PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG BY ALLISON JONES

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s a native of the city and a real estate agent with Kentucky Select Properties, perhaps no one could have been better prepared to find the perfect home than Logan Ormerod. “I’ve been watching up and coming areas of town develop and have always been drawn to the Phoenix Hill area of the Highlands,” he says. “I had it under contract literally within hours after it went on the market. I knew right away that I would be buying it.” The decision really was about location. “The proximity to downtown, Cherokee Park and wonderful restaurants is amazing,” says Logan. “Plus, there is so much development in the area. I really see it as one of the most booming parts of town.” The purchase was the first step in what really became a labor of love. “The home was completely remodeled down to the studs and finished in 2017,” he says. “The entire design process took about four months.” While the style is contemporary, Logan was focused on providing warm layers to personalize it. “A lot of contemporary homes feel too stark and cold. I really wanted my home to be warm and inviting.” He put his vision into the capable hands of Lesa Buckler, Jacqueline Gilmore and Julia Lewis of Details Furniture Galleries & Design. “They helped me make this house a home.”

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ogan is a true art connoisseur, so the design of the home was centered around his collection. His treasures are artfully displayed on light colored walls that honor the integrity of the pieces. “I’ve carefully curated and selected a variety of artworks over the past five years,” he says. “My Vanderbilt graduation present was a custom painting that my parents gave me. Since then, I have acquired new pieces.” His collection features photographs, paintings and various commissions from a variety of artists including many that are local. “I just recently commissioned an amazing local artist, Katie Jury, to paint two pieces for my hallway which is one of my favorite spots,” he says. The hallway emulates his own personal gallery.

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I’ve carefully curated and selected a variety of artworks over the past five years. My Vanderbilt graduation present was a custom painting my parents gave me.


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he sleek and stylish concept provides the ideal entertaining scene. “It is such an easy gathering spot for friends and family,” he says. Windows frame the living room that flows effortlessly into the serene kitchen. The modern sectional pairs well with a tufted, leather slipper chair, and with the marble clad island which defines the kitchen space and is illuminated by globe pendant lights. “My favorite party in this house was a 1960s theme. Everyone was dressed on point and the vibe fit my house perfectly.”

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ince he frequently works from home, his office takes on a different twist. While the rest of the home basks in light colors highlighted by his art, this room is cloaked in a masculine navy grass cloth wallcovering. The white leather executive chair commands attention while embracing the modern desk. A photograph – part of his collection – decorates the wall.

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ne of the most spectacular aspects of the home is the view from the front deck. Because the front yard is a steep hill, the deck is cantilevered out and affords amazing downtown views. It has an eight-person teak dining table as well as an array of comfortable seating. While only living at his home for a little over a year, Logan has managed to create many wonderful memories with family and friends. The design, the style, and his vision were all implemented beautifully. “I think the final product mirrors my personality perfectly.”

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fter taking a few months lunch hiatus, ROC is open again for the midday meal that Rocco Cadolini makes himself. He has added several delicious salads and sandwiches to the menu, but he’d love to see you dig into a dish of something a little, shall we say, saucier. “I feel like they come here to eat pasta for lunch,” he says. “It’s fresh, delicious and it’s an experience.” Among the popular pasta dishes are cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage, and his favorite, spaghettini with mixed seafood. “Come for a business lunch, a date or a girlfriend hang-out,” says Rocco, “And top it off with a glass of wine or, even better, 1327 BARDSTOWN ROAD 502-459-7878 a glass of Prosecco.” Saluti!

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I was quite picky as a child, so I have to be honest, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner was basically the rolls.” Madeleine Dee, Executive Chef, Fond

I feel like gravy is the best of Thanksgiving dinner. It can also be the worst. Same holds true for turkey. It can be magical… or awful if overcooked.” Cody Stone, Executive Chef, Decca

One year, I deep fried a turkey. It was

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Elevated take-out With all of the gatherings you’ll enjoy this season, there will be moments when you’ll be glad to let someone else do the cooking. Here, a few sure crowd pleasers.

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OC has a vibe all its own…energetic and always hopping, thanks to the crowds who bring their own spirited camaraderie to the restaurant. Also fueling that hopping energy is owner Rocco Cadolini who bustles about spreading the love of all things Italian. He’s happiest when you’re eating up the love in the form of his antipasti, carpaccio, salads, soups, pastas and specialties like pork sausage with roasted peppers and potatoes, and veal scaloppine. You may not be able to take Rocco himself home with you, but he’ll pack up some of the dishes that are bringing a heaping portion of ROC fame to Louisville. “When you cook at home you have to prep and cook and clean up. With Rocco, there’s nothing to do other than eat,” he says. He’s a man after the

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heart of all of us who want to have it all without doing all the work. Most of ROC’s menu travels well but Cadolini will recommend which dishes are the best travelers. We asked him for a few ideas to get you started. Before you and your guests are ready for the main course, you might want to kick things off with a cheese plate or burrata with vegetables and a balsamic reduction. And go for the prosciutto with Parmesan and olives. Chicken Parmesan or meatball sliders are fun party or family night fare. When we say be picky about the pastas, we mean pick more than one. They’ll pair perfectly with pork loin Parmigiana. For dessert, don’t even pretend you don’t want the tiramisu. We and Rocco know you do.


Feast BBQ

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here may be someone out there who doesn’t like barbecue although where they’re hiding, we don’t know. They have never crossed paths with Feast BBQ chef and owner Ryan Rogers who says, “Why is barbecue so popular? It goes back to our time as cavemen and women when we figured out we could roast meat over fire.” You don’t have to worry about the fire or the roasting. Feast BBQ has it all figured out. Just call them and tell them you’re going to have a take-out barbecue get-together. Make that a barbecue feast. Get it? Head up your order with a couple of pulled pork sandwiches served with a side of macaroni and cheese. If you’re a die-hard fan of mac and cheese, they also come in crispy balls. Put those on a platter with fried pickles and loaded tots and you’ll have to fend off the hugs and kisses from your kids, your guests and strangers who stop by because they know something good is going on. In addition to pulled pork, Feast has brisket, chopped chicken, smoked tofu and pork ribs that can be ordered as sandwiches, plates or by the pound. Round out your menu with salads, tacos and sides such as collard greens, baked beans, slaw and potato salad. Rogers says don’t forget the pork cakes. “They’re fried and served with barbecue sauce and coleslaw on top and some local sorghum,” he says. “It’s one of those dishes that people are hesitant to eat but then can’t stop eating it.”

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noosh Bistro is regarded as one of Louisville’s finest restaurants. Now, your to-go order can be just as fine.

Chef Mark Ford and his staff are ready to be your behindthe-scenes kitchen crew for some four-star take-out. For an appetizer, he suggests arancini (fried risotto balls with tomato sauce and saffron aioli.) The roasted baby beets salad, lobster bisque and soup de jour are all fall favorites. The soup is made according to the chef’s whim. Ford’s whims are legendary, so you can’t go wrong. “The mushroom pasta has a rich, thick mushroom-truffle cream sauce with Parmesan that is a nice pasta course when it’s chilly outside,” says Ford. Step up your take-out imagination with Anoosh Bistro’s cioppino, a seafood stew full of fresh fish, shrimp, clams, mussels and crab legs, thats great for sharing. Or Ford will be ready to send you home with a braised short rib paired with spaetzle, pickled red cabbage, butternut squash purée and Dijon crème fraiche jus. The duck and dumplings, with seared duck breast and matzo ball dumplings in a rich broth, is a play on traditional chicken and dumplings. (We’re kind of crazy about the way Ford plays!) Warm bourbon-sorghum pecan pie can bring a sweet southern end to your meal.

“Immediately eating the dishes is probably the best way to enjoy our take-out but if you’re not quite sure of the dinner time, we’ll be glad to include heating instructions,” says Ford.

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Half Peach Bakery & Café 4121 OECHSLI AVENUE 502-742-7839

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e have a lot of customers who say they don’t know what to serve friends and family who are vegan,” says Tina Gao, who along with her mother Sue Zhao, owns Half Peach Bakery & Café. She sends them off with vegan dishes that are so flavorful they can fool a carnivore at the same time they’re treating vegans to luscious and imaginative fare. Many Half Peach customers aren’t vegan but are looking for a light meal and a fun way to eat their vegetables. The café’s wraps, sandwiches, soups and bowls are palate pleasing veggie surprises. Gao is gearing up for a busy season in which customers stop by on their way home from work to select dishes for a last-minute dinner or let her and Zhao know in advance about a party that’s being planned. A variety of vegan spreads, most of which are also oil-free, include spinach artichoke dip, cashew queso, sunflower queso, pimento chickpea, and pesto. The vegan Wellington adds a festive spark to even a casual dinner. For it, puff pastry is filled with roasted squash, chestnut stuffing, spinach, kale, cranberries and mushrooms. “Our baked beans, made with a ton of fruits and vegetables, is oilfree, gluten-free and super addictive,” says Gao. Half Peach was first established as a bakery and continues to welcome a loyal following of sweet lovers. Gao says the pumpkin cashew cheesecake and the pumpkin spice latte cake would be the perfect ending for carnivores and vegans alike.

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ou Lou Food + Drink knows exactly what you need when you want to take a break from seasonal turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. “Something from the bayou, a little Cajun flair, is a nice change,” says chef and owner Jared Matthews. Before you wonder if Cajun might be too spicy for your family or guests, fret not. Lou Lou has plenty of dishes that aren’t shy about their spiciness. But there are just as many that aren’t spicy at all, just satisfying and gratifying in that unique ´Nawlins sort of way. Asked about his favorite dishes for take-out, he’s quick to say shrimp and grits, pasta carbonara and crawfish linguini. Is that his final answer? No way. He’s only whetting your appetite. Wild Bill’s Famous Cajun cheese and breadsticks and the bayou dip are nibblers that will disappear in a flash. And the she crab soup or Chef Clay’s Famous Gumbo will make you think you’re partying in New Orleans’

French Quarter. Now that you’re all in for the Cajun thing, Matthews can send you off with crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice and jambalaya. Lou Lou is also known for its black bean lasagna, smoked chicken and marsala bowtie pasta, and linguini and meatballs, so you may not want to complete your take-out order without one of those. If the kids say, “Why can’t we just have pizza?” tell them Lou Lou is in their corner, with many of the usuals as well as short rib Philly, goat cheese vegetable and lasagna pizzas.


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Under Jereme McFarland’s guidance, Bourbons Bistro has become a destination for sophisticated fare with a southern accent… or local favorites with an elegant twist. Either way, you’ll clean your plate. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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ereme McFarland took an unusual route to be named the top dog at a top-tier restaurant. He joined the Marines to become a cook. “It worked out well for me. I attended cooks' school at Ft. Lee. It was there I learned the basics and got a good foundation for understanding an organization that’s run tightly…. Rarely was there chaos. Everything was on schedule,” says McFarland, now the Executive Chef at Bourbons Bistro. The eight o’clock dinner rush at Bourbons Bistro sure isn’t like the Marines chow hall. He describes the former as driving a race car as opposed to the latter which was like driving a school bus. At the restaurant, the work comes in waves. There are times the kitchen is slow and other times it’s madness. He loves it.

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I hate to say it, but I like heavy southern food that makes you want to take a nap after you eat it.


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“The good and the bad, whatever happens, it’s on me. If I create a good dish, I get immediate positive feedback, but if things fall apart, that’s also on me,” he says. He’s used to the pushback he receives when he changes the menu. Replacing shrimp and grits with a lighter dish in the summer doesn’t go over so well with some customers. When he takes cheesecake off the menu, the question he often hears is, “When is it coming back?” He’s ready for the same question when the current pumpkin cake is a menu no-show. He walks a fine line between casual and fine dining. The shrimp and grits are a good example of the walk. “It’s basic southern cuisine but all kinds of chefs around town jazz it up to make it a little fancier. That works for them, but I like to keep it simple and classic. And fine dining would probably mean a smaller dish, but ours is a full-size portion,” says McFarland. He acknowledges that there’s a trend toward healthier, lighter eating but says his customer base isn’t deep into that shift. He has some lighter dishes and vegetarian options on the menu but

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admits, “I’m just not that good at vegetarian food. I like bacon and pork and fat and butter.” His idea of a perfect meal for himself is fried chicken or pot roast or lamb chops. “I hate to say it, but I like heavy southern food that makes you want to take a nap after you eat it. I eat a light breakfast but at dinner I like to enjoy the meal and lay back and watch television. Steak and potatoes and green beans with bacon or ham hocks would be fine. And some cornbread.” That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t stray from southern eats when given the chance. He’d like to travel, going country to country, border to border, to delve into Mediterranean food. He’d feast on bold flavors, cured meats, seafood and cheeses. The Bourbons Bistro chef has “tons and tons” of cookbooks. His current favorite is The Escoffier Cookbook and Guide to the Fine Art of Cookery. If you’re a fan of cookbooks with pictures, it’s probably not for you. It delves into the minutiae of cooking and is a serious culinary tome. But, hey, it would be an impressive addition to your shelf of cookbooks!

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Jereme McFarland Bourbons Bistro isn’t open on Thanksgiving. What are your plans?

I’m from a gigantic family. I usually go to my mom’s or sister’s house, sometimes my brother’s. I cook for a living. At Thanksgiving, I let other people do the cooking.

Is it stuffing or is it dressing?

For me, stuffing is inside the turkey. In a baking dish, it’s dressing.

Bourbons Bistro has an incredible selection of bourbons. Which is your favorite?

At the moment it’s Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style.

Is there any request that diners make that you hate? “Make me whatever you feel like.”

What are the must-have cooking tools for the home cook?

A 10-inch chef’s knife is number one. A standard cast-iron skillet. I inherited my mother’s skillet. It’s probably older than I am. Actually, I kind of stole it from her. She’s never getting it back. You also need some heavy-bottom stainless steel pans, a non-stick skillet, food processor and a whisk.

What do you do when you want to chill out?

Watch You Tube videos. And I invite friends over. We have a couple of drinks, play darts and hang out on the patio. I also like to shop at peddlers’ malls. I collect junk artwork.

Would you like to someday own your own restaurant? That’s my long-term goal. It would be southern cuisine and would have a classy bar.


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Beef Tenderloin with Crispy Shallot and Sage Butter Over Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Serves 5 to 7

"Pie" ingreduents − Sweet potato Purée − 2 cups water − 1 cup sugar in the raw − 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled and diced − 4 whole cloves − ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 45-50 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft. Purée with an immersion blender and add cinnamon. Let cool before making cocktail.

For the beef tenderloin

For the sage butter

− 4 to 5 pounds beef tenderloin − Salt and pepper − Cooking Oil

− 1 pound unsalted butter − ¾ cup minced shallots − 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons minced sage − 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Clean all silver skin from the tenderloin. Season the beef heavily with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Lightly coat with oil and roast at 500º for the first 15-20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350º and cook another 20 minutes until 135º internal temperature is reached, or until desired doneness. Allow to rest, covered, for 20 minutes.

Bring butter to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add all ingredients to the simmering butter and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat and immediately place the hot pan in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Refrigerate until just soft but not quite firm. With a mixer, mix the butter mixture on high speed until the butter turns white. Mold into a log on parchment paper; wrap in plastic and place in the refrigerator until butter becomes stiff.

For the Vegetables

(Both of the vegetables should be roasted at the same time on separate pans. Start the tenderloin 20 minutes before the vegetables.)

− 1 cup toasted pepitas − 3 to 5 sage leaves − Cooking oil

Butternut Squash − 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and diced in 1-inch cubes (3 to 4 cups) − 2 tablespoons olive oil − ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon − ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg − Salt and pepper to taste

Brussels Sprouts − 3 to 4 cups Brussels sprouts − Salt and pepper − 1 cup dried cranberries

Toss the diced squash in the olive oil. Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Roast at 375-400º for about 20 minutes or until tender.

Combine the squash and sprouts in a mixing bowl. Toss in cranberries and pepitas. Make a bed of vegetables on the bottom of a large serving platter. Place the roasted and sliced beef tenderloin on top of vegetables. Slice or crumble the sage butter on top. As an added optional garnish, fry the sage leaves in oil for about one minute. Place on top of the butter.

Cut the ends off the sprouts and slice sprouts in half. Lightly oil or butter a sheet pan. Place sprouts, cut-side down, on the sheet pan. Lightly drizzle with oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 375-400º for about 20 minutes or until tender.

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Why You Need A Massage More Than Ever During The Holidays Sure, it feels fabulous. But a great massage can improve your mood, posture, energy level and just about everything else you need to get through the season. Here are all the excuses you need to go lie down in a quiet room just as soon as you can.

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heery holiday greetings aside, this time of year can leave us frazzled, exhausted and looking and feeling anything but festive. To the rescue: Mind, mood and body healing massage. A thorough, expertly administered massage is not just a sybaritic indulgence, but a wellness enhancer that can improve the way you look, feel and function during the holidays.

So rather than thinking of massages as a splurge-y indulgence to give as a gift, think of it as the missing piece in your wellness regimen—the one addition that could deliver physical and mental benefits without asking anything of you but time. Here, a few reasons (if you need them) from local experts Marcia Cotner and Vycki Goldberg,

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both owners of Massage Envy spas in Louisville, for making time for massage during a time of year when you need it most.

LOWER YOUR STRESS LEVEL There are physiological changes that occur in the aftermath of a massage. “Massage lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, making people feel calmer.” Says Cotner. “It also increases the production of endorphins - your body's natural feel-good chemical.” At the same time, it stops the “fight or flight” response that our body experiences during periods of stress—reducing our production of cortisol, and potentially a long

Massage lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, making people feel calmer. It also increases the production of endorphins - your body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemical.


list of physical symptoms including headaches, digestive issues, and insomnia. In other words, it can eliminate the vicious circle of stress and stress symptoms that can wreak havoc with your holiday schedule.

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY “Massage creates better circulation which increases the flow of oxygen,” says Cotner. The reduction of muscle tension and tight posture also promotes deeper breathing rather than short, shallow breaths. When your respiratory system is functioning properly, you feel energized and calm and able to conquer that escalating to-do list. Similarly, when your muscles are loose and relaxed, rather than clenched or tightened in a constant state of tension, you expend less energy which means you have more of it to devote to the enjoyable aspects of life, like wrapping presents and hosting the next big family gathering.

IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE That hunched over, tense posture we tend to adopt when we’re truly immersed in stress is not only unattractive, it’s bad for your health. When you slouch, you increase back and neck tension, weaken muscles and strain others and create pressure on your internal organs which can affect digestion. Massage—especially regular massage— can loosen your tightened muscles and stressed joints, allowing them to elongate and return to their natural, healthful position. You’ll experience fewer aches and pains, feel less tension and look better. Cotner was fortunate to be able to see these kinds of results in her own father. “In his massage session, he would be standing up straighter, he could walk better and he was smiling,” she says. “It wasn’t a permanent

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Winter Wonderland It’s become one of the most anticipated family events of our local holiday season. The Norton Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees & Lights transforms Slugger Field into a magical forest while raising money for a cause we can all celebrate. BY ALLISON JONES • PHOTOS PROVIDED BY NORTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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ooking for a new holiday tradition for your family and a way to help a great organization? Slugger Field will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and handcrafted holiday items designed by local artists for the Festival of Trees & Lights, to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital from November 9th through 11th. Families can enjoy train rides, photos with Santa Claus, crafts, games, Hanukkah activities, an outdoor Elf town, and more. The Festival of Trees & Lights is in its 29th year and continues to be the largest annual fundraiser for Norton Children’s Hospital. It

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attracts more than 7,000 guests that marvel at the splendor of the sparkling decor. Proceeds from this year’s event will help Norton Children’s Hospital construct the Jennifer Lawrence Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility slated for completion in 2019. It will also aid in the purchase of the latest cardiovascular technology and equipment along with hiring more specialists to care for the growing population of local children with heart issues. More than 550 children are born each year with heart defects, which happens to be the most common birth defect. This event is the ideal way to honor the spirit of the holiday season.


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Here, a list of activities and events that are part of this annual holiday kickoff. Plan your visit around the ones that appeal to your crew.

Tree, wreath, and greenery sales

November 9 to 10 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 11 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of exquisitely decorated trees, wreaths and assorted greenery of all sizes will line the corridors of Louisville Slugger Field. This happens through the generosity of area businesses and individuals who show their support by sponsoring these items. The items are brought to life by the creative ingenuity of talented designers. Contests for the most unique designs will be awarded and items will be available to purchase with proceeds benefitting Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Festival Family Night

November 9 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The magic of the season comes alive with family friendly activities along with the Festival’s first appearance of Santa Claus and a fireworks extravaganza.

Scout Days

November 10 and 11 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Cub Scouts are invited to the Festival of Trees & Lights with their troops, packs, or families. All scouts in uniform will receive a free event patch.

IF YOU GO

Norton Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees will be held at The Louisville Slugger Field on Friday, November 9th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, November 10th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, November 11th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and seniors (65+), children under 2, free. Children’s crafts are free with admission, other activities included for a nominal fee. To purchase online and for more information about the event, go to https://nortonchildrens. com/foundation/events/festival-trees-lights/ 

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HAPPY HOLIDAY SPENDING ‘Tis the season to be spendy. Just in time: smart budget and investment strategies that will help you avoid ending the year in the red, and ensure that you start the new one flush with green.

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he holidays may be overflowing with good cheer but behind the celebratory mood can lurk financial pitfalls.

Tony Roberts, of A. Roberts & Associates, a Louisville insurance and wealth management firm, targets overspending on gifts as the primary problem that has lingering effects. “So many people charge gifts on their credit cards. Then, 60 days later, they ask themselves, ‘Why did I do that?’ They take the next four months paying off those gifts,” he says. His solution is easy. Pay with cash. Be a savvy consumer and set a budget before you head out to shop. That may help you limit the number of gifts you buy for each person. “I have seen ten gifts wrapped up in front of someone but they really care only about a couple of them. Figure out what those two would be and buy them,” he says. Shopping for sales is a no-brainer, but

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it can be too expensive. “If something was priced at $200 and you see it on sale for $100, that doesn’t mean you can afford it,” says Roberts. As you’re making your list and checking it twice, it’s also time to think about savings and investment strategies. This is the time to be aware of possible tax deductions. If you participate in a 125 Cafeteria plan at work, he says you need to use those dollars before the end of the year. Schedule the eye exams and dental visits so that you don’t lose the funds for them. “If you want to contribute to an IRA or Roth, paperwork must be completed by the end of the year although you may have until April 15 to put the money in,” advises Roberts. “If you have a mortgage, think about paying a 13th month in December so that you can deduct the interest in 2018.” Contact your CPA or financial advisor now with questions regarding potential

savings or tax issues. Waiting until the week between Christmas and New Year’s may mean you’re out of luck. Roberts has suggestions for a fiscally Happy New Year: establish goals, have a financial plan in place for the future and set aside funds for next year’s holidays. Your long-term plan may change in the coming years, but the earlier you have one, it may help you reign in your spending. “Instead of paying $200 to go to a concert, maybe put that money in a savings account. Eventually, that will mean more to you than going to see Taylor Swift,” he says. Even though you might be caught up in the 2018 holiday hoopla, it’s not too early to think about next year’s holidays. For example, if you usually spend $1,000, squirrel away about $100 a month. When it’s time to shop or entertain, you’ll have a nice little nest egg ready and waiting to fund the fun.


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When I was a kid, I used to constantly talk back at the TV during pretty much any sporting event,” he says, “My parents spotted it then. They already knew this would be the thing for me.”

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rew Deener's destiny was apparent even in childhood. "When I was a kid, I used to constantly talk back at the TV during pretty much any sporting event," he says, "My parents spotted it then, they already knew this would be the thing for me." A bonafide sports fanatic from his earliest memories, Drew has maintained the focus on his passion with an uncompromising spirit and sharp intellect throughout all of his life. After graduating from St.Xavier High School, he studied at Transylvania University, jumping at every sports related internship that he could along the way. In 1995, just 10 days after graduation, he took on a position covering sports at WYMT TV in Hazard County, Kentucky. He enjoyed being on the air, but he found the format limiting. "Sports on local news, it's just a couple of minutes at the end of the broadcast," Drew observed, "You probably aren't telling anyone anything that they haven't already heard. I wanted to really have the opportunity to get more in depth." Not just a student of one game, Drew obsessively studies virtually every game. He needed more, and so he went for it, working for a number of different stations and venues, as well as teaching tennis. In 1997, he took on his first radio show hosting gig at Lexington's WLXG, with Cross and Deener on Sports. It's in the deep dive, long format forum of radio that Drew really found himself. "For one, you've got the ability to really go in depth in radio," says Drew. "It's a better place for opinions, and advancing a conversation.” Drew's co-host was Chris Cross, a stalwart of Lexington sports radio. He introduced Drew to the concepts of handling the marketing of his own program, something he's really run with since. "I resisted doing any selling until about seven or eight years ago, but Chris was teaching me a lot at the

time that I never realized until I acted on it. He got me around to understanding that you're not trying to sell your clients on something, you're offering an opportunity to help them, to magnify their own brands," Drew explained, "Once I started to look at it like that, a whole world opened up." He has a fine aptitude for it and he really gets to know his clients and their needs. "It's been good for me. Also, when you're doing that much work for the station, you're a lot harder to fire!" he quips. After a few years in Lexington, He would find his way back home to Louisville. In 2008, he started working for Clear Channel as a host and, after a few years, also as a salesperson for Early Birds and the Cardinal Insider. Opportunity came knocking during Derby week of 2012, when, at the request of the great broadcaster Bob Valvano, Drew had a meeting with Kansas City radio station owner Chad Boeger. Mr. Boeger was looking to expand, and he had sights on creating ESPN affiliate stations right here in Louisville. Drew reflects on the early meetings, "They flew me out there and really treated me well. They sent a limo to pick me up, which was nice. Chad and I clicked. We're about the same age and see the world the same way." It took about a year's time to finalize, but Drew became Vice President of ESPN Louisville, as well as an on-air talent for both 93.9 FM and 680 AM. For him, it feels like the perfect situation. "As an affiliate for ESPN, we're a small company, which means that we're not just a line item on someones massive spreadsheet somewhere. If you can find a piece of paper, an envelope, and a stamp all in one day at the station, you might have just made history, but we've got it where it counts. It's a tremendous crew of sports fanatics, and everyone gets along. Also, I’m off early enough to do something really important for me- I'm free to pick my son up from school. As a single dad, that counts for a whole lot."

What’s in the cards We asked Drew for his prognosis on the state of U of L sports. Don't worry, you might just be able to stop breathing into that brown paper bag and avoid that anxiety attack, after all... at least where basketball is concerned. "I really think they're going in the right direction with Chris Mack. They have done some really smart recruiting, and they have the right people in place to navigate these waters. There's a lot of cause for optimism." The sea ahead for football looks decidedly more like choppy waters ahead. "U of L Football is a mess right now. It's all a matter of money if things don't turn around. We might just see the cost of losing, and the University will need to decide what's actually more expensivedoing something or doing nothing."

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Return Engagement The Vogue Theater served as a beacon of light for generations of Louisville film enthusiasts and artsy teens, many who spent entire weekends in the dark captivated by such epic masterpieces as Eraserhead, Apocalypse Now, Nosferatu and those legendary live Rocky Horror performances. The Saint Matthews institution will be celebrated in an upcoming film at The Speed and staffer Rocko Jerome has some behind the scenes insights. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DAVE CONOVER

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n unusual scene unfolded on an evening early this fall, on Lexington Avenue in front of the facade of the old Vogue Theater. A raucous crowd formed a line underneath the once luxurious marquis. Bright lights were shining, undulating lips from the opening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show were projected up onto a wall. There was, this time, no movie to cue up for, no experience about to transpire in the darkness… other than the line itself. The group of people gathered did so because they were so moved by their seminal cinematic experiences at the Vogue that they returned there, on the twentieth anniversary of its closing, to celebrate what the theater meant to them. They talked and laughed together, and then they each gave their testimony to the Vogue, live on tape.

It was all orchestrated by one Dave Conover, a Louisville film enthusiast and self-described “cinema archivist” who is making his first foray into filmmaking with a documentary about the theater that meant so much to so many. It's called Vogue: Return Engagement, and it will offer a fascinating look at the place and the people who were drawn to it. "I found myself at the Vogue, in more ways than one, in the early 80's. I was just out of high school," Dave says, "It almost immediately took on monolithic proportions in my life. It was my sanctuary, my social hub, my higher education. A place where I could find other like-minded mutants, people who thought like me-- or maybe more importantly didn’t-- but still loved the same things that I love." The nexus point for those "like-minded mutants" was the monthly showing of the cult classic of all cult classics, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Not a mere passive night at the movies, Rocky was a happening. It was a wholly interactive adventure, with a cast of impersonators performing

Rocky Horror cast, circa 1981 Kelly Clarke, Steve Carey, Doris Carey, Steve Prince

on a stage in front of the screen, decked out perfectly as the movie characters, encouraging a supportive and perhaps slightly obsessed audience to sing, dance, talk back to the movie, and even throw things. And then there was the motorcycle. It was a memorable experience, to put it mildly. It is estimated that tens of thousands of people were a part of that event in the 20-plus years that the Vogue was showing Rocky, but for some, it was just the beginning. “Rocky was like an initiation,” he says. “For me and many others, it was the first sign of life, the first footstep into a world that expanded very quickly." The Vogue featured the best of cinema both new and old on its single screen, and for those that are heavy into film, it was something akin to a place of worship.

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Fashion Forward without spending a Fortune. Unfortunately, good times tend to become old times all too quickly, and when the Vogue closed in 1998 after a monumental 59 years in service, its congregation dissolved to the four winds. The unspectacular ending never sat well with Dave. So he's made it his mission to bring his old found family together again to give an appropriate, lasting eulogy to this Louisville cultural landmark that still looms so large in the hearts of so many. Last month, Dave served as co-curator for the Speed Cinema's series Deep In Vogue, devoted to seminal films so many of us first saw there, like Casablanca, Harold and Maude, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and yes, of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That showing resulted in a packed house as over a thousand people came out to pay tribute to the camp classic. It remains clear that the spirit of the Vogue still lives on.  Vogue: Return Engagement will be released in the spring of 2019. If you would like to share your memories of the Vogue as well as see more archival photos, please visit the Facebook group entitled “Remember the Vogue Theater of St. Matthews.”

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Mari-Elise Paul Her first year of motherhood has been a remarkable testament to her courage and her incredible ability to focus on moments of joy with her miracle baby, Stella. Here, Mari-Elise shares with Nancy Miller the story of our city’s youngest heart transplant patient. BY NANCY MILLER • PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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ari-Elise and Bruce Paul have persevered through a year of emotional agony and heartbreak. The routine ultrasound performed when Mari-Elise was 34 weeks into her pregnancy was the first indication that her baby likely had heart problems. Later tests were inconclusive but suggested three possible conditions. The anxious couple was told the actual issue would be revealed at birth.

Stella had a couple ventricle septal defects between the ventricle walls. Her parents were told that the holes usually close on their own. If not, she could have a procedure to close them.

“I was extremely scared,” says MariElise. “You feel a sense of despair and ask how can this be happening. You worry so much for your child. We had family and good friends around who were helpful but most of my support came from my husband who was the rock while I was emotionally up and down. He’s very stable and manages highs and lows very well.”

Stella wouldn’t stop crying. Marie-Elise picked her up and intuitively knew something was wrong. Bruce said it was time to go to the ER. “I was sitting in the car holding her. Her head started to go back and it was difficult for her to get air. She started arresting. We wouldn’t be able to make it downtown to Norton Children’s, so we went to Norton Women and Children’s Hospital. All the stars aligned. There was no traffic, no stop lights,” says Mari-Elise.

Last year, on November 15, she gave birth to Stella by C-section at Norton Hospital. Stella was immediately transferred to Norton Children’s Hospital and placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) The Pauls were relieved that an echocardiogram showed only that the heart muscle looked a bit thick and that

Mari-Elise and Bruce, both attorneys with Stites & Harbison, took Stella home on November 20. She was having trouble gaining weight but otherwise was doing well until the morning of December 27.

Stella coded while she was in the ER. “The nurses took her out of my hands and intubated her. It was all hands on deck. My husband walked in from parking the car and saw them drilling epinephrine into her shins,” she remembers.

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community After the baby was revived, she was transported by ambulance to Norton Children’s Hospital where she coded again. Her parents were able to stay with Stella for a while but were escorted out of the room when the staff was ready to put her on life support. During her code, Stella had suffered a stroke. It was then up to Dr. Christy Hanofee Bailey to have a very difficult conversation with the Pauls. “She told us the CAT scan of Stella’s head looked bad and she said it would not be the wrong decision to turn off life support. But she also said it would not be the wrong decision to keep going and see what Stella would be able to do. Dr. Bailey gave us the worst-case scenario and the likely scenario, but also hope,” says Mari-Elise. They chose hope. A week later, Stella had improved enough to no longer need life support. Her parents had not left her side for the entire week. However, she was not able to be taken off the ventilator. A procedure showed that four times the amount of blood was being shunted to her lungs than would be typical for a normal heart. She was too small to undergo a full repair, so a palliative fix was the only option. A band was placed around her pulmonary artery to restrict blood flow from her heart to lungs. Initially concerned that Stella would be blind, wouldn’t be able to move the left side of her body and would have language difficulties, the Pauls learned she would not have those complications. After being released to go home, an emergency trip to the hospital resulted in the Pauls being told Stella had heart failure. Treating the condition with a combination of medicines was not successful. Mari-Elise and Bruce were told it was time to list their baby for a heart transplant. She was 1A listed, which means someone is

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an in-patient or is on a ventricular assist device, but the Pauls were told the wait for a heart would be 6 to 7 months. Stella would be hospitalized the entire time. Mari-Elise stayed with her every night. At seven o-clock on Saturday, July 21, Mari-Elise received the call that Stella would be given a new heart. “It’s not a happy time when you get the call. We struggled with the fact that someone else was living their worst nightmare so our baby could live,” she says. “All you think about for those few days is what that family is experiencing, how hard it must be to say goodbye, and how generous they were to make this gift of life in such a difficult time.” She and her husband held Stella as they took her into the operating room for the transplant, telling her how much they loved her and that they would see her in

the morning. Mari-Elise says they felt Stella was in the best hands with Erle H. Austin III, M.D., chief of cardiovascular surgery at Norton Children’s Hospital and cardiothoracic surgeon Deborah Kozik, D.O. with University of Louisville Physicians. “She’s a fantastic surgeon and is personally invested in her patients. As a parent, that gives you comfort knowing that you are set up for the best possible outcome to the extent that sending your child into surgery is comforting.” The rush of emotions felt by the Pauls when they were able to see Stella the next morning is unimaginable for anyone who has not been a similar situation. “She was in her bed, sedated, with chest tubes coming out of her. There were multiple ICU nurses and attending physicians caring for her. It was frightening, but we were so happy and grateful that she had a successful surgery. And we were able to listen to her new heartbeat,” says Mari-Elise. During surgery, Stella’s diaphragm was paralyzed, requiring that she have additional surgery to correct it. “We got to hold her


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after surgery. Words can’t describe it. I wanted to squeeze her and never put her down.” Six weeks later, Stella left the hospital for Frazier Rehab Institute where she spent a month in speech, occupational and physical therapy. Mari-Elise says Stella’s doing great now but tempers that with, “I think, because you never quite know.” She’s on a regimen of medications and has frequent monitoring of the medicines in her blood. “Mr. and Mrs. Paul know that Stella’s life expectancy is limited and will never be normal,” says Dr. Kozik. She says that the average lifespan of a recipient of Stella’s age is 10 to 12, perhaps 15 years. If Stella’s new heart begins developing complications, she could be evaluated for a retransplant. “Unfortunately, a second transplant heart lasts five to seven years,” says Dr. Kozik, “But medicine is advancing at such a rapid rate. It’s important to have hope that things will continue to improve in the future.” Cautious optimism combined with gratitude is the outlook the Pauls have chosen to adopt. “It has been a tough road but Stella’s here with us,” says Mary-Elise. “One thing I struggled with is that this isn’t what I thought motherhood was supposed to be like. A wonderful psychologist talked to me a lot about redefining motherhood. That helps me be grateful for the time we have with her. It could be worse.” She thinks about the people who made the decision that gave her baby new hope. “Every milestone Stella meets, we think about the donor family,” she says. “As a donor recipient, you may write the donor family a letter. The organ donation group facilitates the delivery of the letter. The family can write back if they choose. I wrote our letter a week after Stella received her heart because I couldn’t not let them know we were thinking about them all day every day and didn’t want them to think we were taking this gift for granted. I was worried it was too soon for them, so I said I hoped they saved the letter for when the time was right. They haven’t written back yet, but I hope they do if they want to.” 

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OCTOBER 19,

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Mari-Elise is diagnosed with preeclampsia.

U of L Pediatric Cardiology offers three possible diagnoses of Stella’s condition.

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Stella is having severe difficulty breathing. The Pauls rush her to Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital where she goes into cardiac arrest. She is revived and is transported by ambulance to Norton Children’s Hospital where she codes again and suffers a stroke. She is placed on life support. DECEMBER 27,

Stella is discharged from the hospital.

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Stella’s condition improves so that she can be removed from life support but has to remain on a ventilator.

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Stella is discharged.

She develops pericardial effusion and undergoes a procedure to drain fluid around her heart.

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9:50PM Grandparents and close friends gather. Nick and Caitlin Alexander, parents of heart transplant recipient Eli Alexander, are there to offer support.

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9:58PM Deborah J. Kozik, D.O., one of the transplant surgeons, leaves to retrieve the donor heart. 11:03PM Mari-Elise and Bruce carry Stella into the operating room.


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1AM Dr. Kozik is on her way back to Norton Children’s Hospital with the donor heart. Stella is placed on a bypass machine once the heart arrives. Renee Akins, R.N., keeps the family updated throughout the night. 7AM Renee informs the family that Stella is off bypass and that Dr. Kozik is closing the incision. 7:45AM Dr. Kozik reports to Mari-Elise and Bruce that the surgery went well, and Stella’s new heart is beating on its own. 9:30AM The Pauls get to see Stella and hear her new heartbeat.

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HOLIDAY HOME SURVIVAL GUIDE The sweaters are out and the kids are starting to make Christmas lists. As our holiday calendars heat up, resident event planners Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller take a moment to help you plan for plan ahead for a more joyful season.

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ur homes do so many different types of entertaining during the holidays. Whether you’re accommodating out of town guests, hosting a major holiday meal, or just setting the scene for your own family’s quiet holiday, getting your house ready now will save you time that would be better spent on family and friends. We try to plan for the holidays just like we plan for any big event, although it is undoubtedly more of a marathon than a sprint. Here is our step-by-step guide to getting your house holiday-ready, so you enjoy your home and the season too.

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Step 1: This is the pre-planning stage. These suggestions, while not the most glamorous, will get your home ready for the holidays no matter what curveballs await. •

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Forget “spring cleaning.” this is the best time of year to declutter. Focus your time on the most heavily trafficked common areas, as well as making room for guests and gifts. This is the perfect time of year to pass along gently used toys, books and clothes to those that really need them. Check out local charities like Home of the Innocents, Wayside Christian Mission or Dress for Success for the opportunity to give your gently used items new life. Make room for guest coats in closets and clothes in guest room drawers. Nothing makes a guest feel more welcome than having room to get comfortable during a visit. Stock up on essentials like toilet paper, hand soap, and travel size toiletries. Think of easy things that will make your guests feel more at home and less frantic if they were to forget something. An extra toothbrush or hair-dryer can save the day when your guests are getting ready for a night out. Plan now for pet arrangements. If your great aunt is allergic to cats, a well-timed kennel visit is just the peace of mind you need to make sure her stay is as comfortable as possible.

Small house, no problem! You can still carve out spaces for guests using folding screens. During the day, screens can hide suitcases and personal effects, and at night create a small private space.

Now…the fun stuff. Think about how you want your home to look, and how you will be using it throughout the holidays. This is your opportunity to create traditions that will forever be associated with your home. •

First impressions are the most important. Clean up your entry and doorway. Empty your dying pots from the summer and hang a colorful wreath. With the sun setting earlier, guests will often see your home in daylight as well as darkness. Make sure it is welcoming no matter the hour with holiday lights, entry bulbs refreshed and the front interior of the house cheerfully illuminated, even if guests predominately gather in the back. Are your in-laws coming? Pull out those special gifts they have given you over the years. You know the ones; you say you love them and then they get carefully packed away in the attic as soon as the holidays are over. Dust them off and, while you’re at it, this is also a good time to update the framed school pictures of your nieces and nephews that you haven’t gotten to yet. If you can get to these tasks, it will make a huge impact and make your guests feel loved.

Meal planning is your best friend. In addition to thinking about the whole holiday menu, make sure to take allergy and dietary restrictions into account. It shows your guests you took the time to consider their needs, and saves you the

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unnecessary stress of throwing together something special for that peanut allergy plagued cousin. •

Plan coordinating tablespaces for large meals. We find that organic materials work best. Not only are colorful pumpkin, gourd and squash centerpieces beautiful, but they can easily be moved to a mantle to mix up the table the next night. Take it one step further and cook them in a subsequent meal, creating a zero-waste centerpiece that you don’t have to stash post-dinner.

Give kids a pre-meal task of collecting beautiful pinecones, colorful branches or sprigs of evergreen from your neighborhood for interactive centerpieces. Candlesticks and table-runners are easy to store and change out to give your table a brand-new look from night to night.

Have your Spotify account ready to match the mood of every occasion. Whether it is a quiet night by the fire, in between parties or the Thanksgiving main event, consider the background music. In addition to the wonderful smells from your kitchen, this is the stuff lasting memories are made of.


Step 3: Troubleshooting! Planning for the unexpected is an acquired skill. Take it from us, we learn something from every event and try to incorporate that knowledge into the next one. Nothing is ever perfect, but these small steps could avoid big disasters. •

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Inevitably you will receive some unexpected guests. Plan for surprise child visitors by stashing holiday coloring books and a box of crayons in an easily accessible cabinet. Keep a vinyl tablecloth handy for kids to gather on the floor with appetizers, without worrying about your carpet. Don’t forget place cards. They are easy to plan for, but hard to come up with spur of the moment, and they can help avoid awkward dinner conversation disasters. Always have an extra blank one handy to account for your friend’s brand-new girlfriend.

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When you pick out a wine for dinner, also consider a mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail). Make guests who don’t drink feel comfortable and included in the menu, just as you would a vegetarian.

Avoid unwanted couch crashers by having Uber or Lyft accounts ready for guests that might need help getting home. Party games, no matter how corny, inevitably liven up even the oddest mix of childhood friends and co-workers. Have a couple ready if things get desperate. Guests don’t have to know it was a saving grace, and it could lead to an annual tradition. 

BY MARCELLA KRAGEL AND INA MILLER

Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired one-of-a-kind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.

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Margarita on the Rocks

September 29 Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center Benefiting The Falls of the Ohio Foundation fallsoftheohio.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Maggie Tully, Donna Ennis, Bill & Beth Reedy

Judi Donovan and Mike Ellis

Dani Cummins

Music by Jamey Aebersold Jazz group

Dan & April Bortner

Phyllis Andres, Peggy Renn and Tom Sklodoski

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Chris Vaughn, Kerry DeMuth and Isaac LaFond


TO ADVERTISE

TOPS REALLY WORKS!! “Details is so excited to be part of the TOPS Louisville magazine! We are in a highly competitive industry and always seek out the best way to market our business in a cost effective way. It’s been wonderful to see the amount of recognition, referrals and business that TOPS advertising dollars have brought us.” - Lesa Buckler, Owner-Principal Designer | Details

APPEALS IDEAL AUDIENCE.

TOPS ABSOLUTELY TO THE

“The recognition and positive feedback from clients, friends and acquaintances comes every day since we started placing ads. The feedback weʼre getting is proof that TOPS is getting us noticed, and noticed by the exact clientele that weʼre looking for.” - Anthony Roberts,

ChFC®, CSA

| A. Roberts & Associates, Inc.

TOPS HAS BEEN A

GREAT EXPERIENCE.

“TOPS collaborated with me to come up with a unique marketing concept and we are very happy with our visibility and results! I would, without hesitation, recommend them to other local businesses looking to expand their presence and engage with the local community.” - Bobby Benjamin,

Owner-Executive Chef

| Butchertown Grocery

IF YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A “SMARTER WAY TO ADVERTISE” GET IN TOUCH TODAY:

GETMORE@TOPSLOUISVILLE. COM OR 502.780.7825


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Taste America October 19 Ashbourne Farms jamesbeard.org Photos by Bill Wine

Lauren Chitwood, Janie & Austin Musselman, Abbey Ferguson

Deborah Greenwald and Mary Casey

Mona McCubbin, Janice Mueller, Bart Greenwald, Deborah Greenwald and Maddie Reno

Lea Ann Vessels and Kathy Cary

Sara Havens and Leah RayďŹ eld

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Edward & Mary F. Glasscock, Rosemary & Lee Kirkwood, Libby & Don Parkinson


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Ben Robinson, Caroline Thomas and Phillip Thomas

Wilkin Cabera. McKenzie Houston and Ward Simmons

Mike Wajda, Amber Yerkes and Jeremy Frederiksen Annie Pettry and Steven SatterďŹ eld

Peter Flesvig, Jennifer Power and Mac Bornhauser

Brett Jeffreys and Kathryn Nassr

Kate Brower, Bert Robinson and Amy Waddell

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Ballard 50th Celebration + Athletic Hall of Fame Induction October 13 Louisville Marriott East jefferson.kyschools.us Photos by Bill Wine

Dick & Judy Bealmer

Betsy Reuther, Sue Fetter and Vickie Reuther

Adrienne Schusterman, Richard Schusterman and Diane Thurmond

Torrey Schusterman and Rob Joy

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James, Janet, LaShahn & Walter Booth

Kathy Bloch and Mary Ross Terry


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Where do you find the perfect gift for the person who has

T’Andrea Mayes and Donna Evans Joan Duddy and Donna Combs-Garcia

everything?

This is your source for eclectic, one-of-a-kind treasures for the discriminating buyer. We have the perfect pieces for both your home and for those on your gift list. Follow us on Facebook for weekly updates on Thursdays.

Laura Younkin and Larry Stewart

Steve Kinney and Jim Reuther

Members of the first graduating class from Ballard in 1972

(502) 896-6110 2720 Frankfort Ave. Behind Carmichael’s Bookstore CrescentHillTradingCompany.com TOPS LOUISVILLE | November 2018 125


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The 7th Annual Norton Cancer Institute 99.7 DJX

Pink Prom October 12 MAEC hePinkProm.com Photos by Robin Conway

Alex & Stephanie Ubelhart, Leslie & Brad Savko

Amanda & Shawn McNeill

Joey Wagner, Tom O’Connor and Frankie Hilbert

Lucretia Buckner and LaTassha Duarte

Kevin Webb, Aya Zbedah and Chris Amin

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Scott Shelton, Jennifer & Ryan Metro


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Gilda’s Club

Wigs on Tap

October 4 Mile Wide Beer Co. wigsontap.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Bradley & Shelly Bringardner, Jenny Overfield and Heather Nielson

Jen Davis, Cory Krill and Amanda Dalton

Jared Key, Megan Cleveland and Blair Klayko

Lori Mangum

Janet Gruenberg, Ellen Wall, Jessica Carner and April Coffman

Logan Ormerod and Caroline South

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Butterflies in Motion

October 18 The Brown Hotel Benefiting Heuser Hearing & Language Academy thehearinginstitute.org Photos by Bill Wine

Rebecca Gardner, Christine Aycock, Von Purdy and Kathy Pleasant- Merritt

Lauren Adams Ogden and Tonya Abeln

Members of The League of Their Own table won the best costume award

Beverly & Dan GrifďŹ th

Stacie Buren and Shahrzad Javid

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Margaret Young, Dottie McNair, Carolyn Bruce, Derek Hoppe, Donna Kiley, Ashlei Winningham, Liza Ulferts stand in front of their Madeline themed table


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Laura Dausman, Judy Huelsman and Sara Taylor

Brett Bachmann, Lesa Seibert and Sam Moseley

Don Harris and Peggy Duane

Carol Hebel

Deborah Greenwald and Patti Swope

Nubia & Michael Smith

Hunter Weinberg, Annalee Worthington and Katherine Halloran

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The Wells Fargo Advisors

Shred Day October 6 Wells Fargo wellsfargoadvisors.com Photos by Robin Conway

John & Jeane Jaeger, Garnet & Judy Hoffman

Ron Sailer and Eric Hall

Julie Skaggs, Karen Links, Stacy Payne and Taylor Jessie Thomas Barnes and Justin Schappe

Sue & Mike McLaughlin and Caroline Barnes

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Alice Tiano, Tony Carney, Rico Lewis and Jill Bradley


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St. James Court Art Show October 7 St. James Court stjamescourtartshow.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Autumn Teneyl with her Reused, Recycled and Organic clothing

Michelle & Jonathan Rose with Hands On Fire metal drums

Ted Davis with a selection of his metal mounted photos

A fused glass powder SgrafďŹ to drawing by Kelly Crosser Alge at Modern Art Glass

Daniel Hedblom with examples of his copper art at Copper Elements

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The iconic St. James Court fountain


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Hope Scarves

Colors of Courage

October 5MEAC hopescarves.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Amy Kellar and Lara MacGregor

Dayna Neumann

Michael Lamsfuss and Indi Evanczyk

Tyler & Katherine Robertson

Anne Sanders and Kelly Gant

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Four Roses 130th Anniversary October 17 Gateway to Whiskey Row Building fourrosesbourbon.com Photos by Bill Wine

Bryce Armstrong, Tara Schaefer and David Levitch

Amy & Rob Shoaf

Christen Smith and Lauren Burdette Mary Gratzer and Christine Tarquinio

Sara Havens, Julie Gorham

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Four Roses - the Return of a Whiskey Legend

Tim Hellige


photos

Allison Pitmann and Brent Elliott

Four Roses Bourbon served in commemorative glassware.

Jeremy Wiley an Ryan Sweeney

Lonna Smith

Jeanne Hilt and Debra Byrd

Al Young

Alex Ginter and Chelsea Sparks

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Kentucky Opera

Patron Circle Party October 23 Blue Grass MOTORSPORT kyopera.org Photos by Bill Wine

Ricky Gettleman, Barbara Lynne Jamison, Evelyn Cohn and Larry Gettleman

Elizabeth Batton, Levi Hernandez and Danielle Pastin

Leann & Aamir Qureshi

David Stern and Greg Ritchey T.J.Capobianco, Anne Marie & Walter Bruyninckx

Don Burch and Patti Vine

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Logan Dunbar and Teresa Johnstone

Lisa & Charles Barr


TO ADVERTISE

TOPS PAYS FOR ITSELF! “TOPS is wonderful about value added opportunities to further enhance the dollars we spend with them. Advertising is expensive, so it must pay for itself. I have been very pleased with the results weʼve been getting for the dollars we spend on the ads with TOPS.” - Leslie Whitehouse, Owner | Cherry House, Inc.

FEEDBACK HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. THE

“As an experienced Real Estate professional in today’s highly competitive Louisville market, I have to spend my marketing budget wisely. With so many places to advertise, itʼs reassuring to know that my ads with TOPS Magazine are being distributed to and seen by so many prospective buyers and sellers.” - Kitty Cogan Pfeiffer,

| Lenihan Sothebyʼs International Realty

TRUSTED SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING LOUISVILLE. I KNOW

TOPS

Realtor

IS A

“TOPS Louisville is much more than just an advertising venue for my practice. They truly care about Louisville, its residents and its business owners. They continually provide me new opportunities for sharing my message.” - Julene B. Samuels,

MD, FACS

| Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Julene B. Samuels MD, FACS

IF YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A “SMARTER WAY TO ADVERTISE” GET IN TOUCH TODAY:

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Liquor Barn Springhurst

Grand Opening October 13 Liquor Barn Springhouse liquorbarn.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Full-service tasting bar

Stacy Baker

Bourbon Rafe Winners

Customers sampling bourbon at the tasting bar

Sharon Haymond

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Custom Bourbon Rickhouse


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Original Taste of Louisville October 17 Churchill Downs Benefiting Jill’s Wish thetasteoflouisville.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Marcella Kragel, Ina Miller and Kimberly Thompson

Stacy Ruff with Josh & Amy Bleidt

Dustin Allen, Jereme McFarland and Margot McMillan

Adyan Cunningham and Natasha Lynn Foley

Ballotin Whisky team with Micah Chandler

Matthew & Rosina Weeres

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Horses, Haunts, and Hooch by Northwestern Mutual October 17 The Derby Museum derbymuseum.org Photos by Robin Conway

Jason Caldwell

Tom Powell and Sarah Ford

Ashley Jacobsen, Cathy Shircliff, Krysten Dekker, Shannon Follette, Wankeith Smiley and Jared Ellis

Joe Sem, Lori Marchiafava and Tim Adams

Jim Gilson, John Daun and Davin Manglos

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Four Roses - the Return of a Whiskey Legend


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CALENDAR // November 2018 NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 8

10AM-7PM CHURCHILL DOWNS

6PM OMNI HOTEL

BASH AT THE MUSEUM

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. NICHOLLS STATE

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

6PM KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM

DETAILS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 10AM-6PM 11816 SHELBYVILLE ROAD

NOVEMBER 3

BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 8AM-7PM CHURCHILL DOWNS

DETAILS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

LOUISVILLE SIGNATURE CHEFS AUCTION

KFC YUM! CENTER

WOMEN WHO WINE FOR A CAUSE 6:30PM BRASSERIE PROVENCE CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THIS HOLIDAY DINNER BENEFITING CHOOSE WELL COMMUNITIES, FEATURING A RECEPTION WITH APPETIZERS AND WINE FOLLOWED BY A 3-COURSE DINNER WITH WINE PAIRINGS. TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE.

11AM-4PM 11816 SHELBYVILLE ROAD

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 10AM-8PM CRESCENT HILL TRADING COMPANY 2720 FRANKFORT AVE.

NOVEMBER 4

DOGS HELPING HEROES’ BE AT EASE EVENT 6PM THE POINTE

YP UNITE SUMMIT 6PM THE POINTE

SPLAT OUT CANCER 1-5PM BIG FOUR LAWN

• Dedicated Internet Access • Web Hosting • Data Center Services

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NOVEMBER 9

LOUISVILLE SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL 8PM KFC YUM! CENTER

VETERANS DAY PARADE 11AM-1PM 7TH AND JEFFERSON

NOVEMBER 10

THE CRAZY WINE DASH 3PM-9PM BIG FOUR LAWN

TWISTED PINK RTL TENNIS TOURNAMENT 5PM SPRINGHURST TENNIS CENTER ENJOY AN EVENING OF TENNIS, TASTINGS AND FUN. THE PRO/AM BEGINS AT 5PM. FOOD TASTINGS BEGIN AT 6PM AND THE LIVE AUCTION BEGINS AT 7M. AN INVITATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT WILL FOLLOW.

OLDHAM ARTS FALL ARTS SHOW 10AM-5PM CITYPLACE EXPO CENTER

SLIDERS, SIPS & SUDS TO BENEFIT KOSAIR CHARITIES 6PM THE REGENCY

LO POPS: THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF “CHICAGO” 8PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

NOVEMBER 11

OLDHAM ARTS FALL ARTS SHOW

NOVEMBER 16

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. VERMONT KFC YUM! CENTER

LO COFFEE: OBOE CONCERTO 11AM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

RALLY FOR OUR HEROES FEAT. TRACY LAWRENCE

11AM-4PM CITYPLACE EXPO CENTER

7:30PM BROWN THEATRE

NOVEMBER 13

NOVEMBER 17

KFC YUM! CENTER

CARDINAL STADIUM

MASTERS SERIES

GIRLS ON THE RUN LOUISVILLE FALL 5K

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. SOUTHERN

7PM-9PM FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS NC STATE

8AM-12PM WATERFRONT PARK

NOVEMBER 15

PAINT LIKE VAN GOGH

LIPSTICK WARS POETRY SLAM 7PM BROWN THEATRE

6PM BRASSERIE PROVENCE

THE ART OF GOODWILL 6PM-9PM SPEED ART MUSEUM

ENJOY A PROGRESSIVE 3-COURSE WINE DINNER AND PAINTING CLASS FOR $99/ PERSON, WHICH INCLUDES PAINTING SUPPLIES AND DINNER. SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

CLASSICS: OBOE CONCERTO, SUGGESTED BY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER 8PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

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CALENDAR // December 2018 NOVEMBER 18

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & CHICKEN DINNER 12-6PM ST. JOSEPH’S HOME

NOVEMBER 19

LOUISVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:30PM JOE CREASON PARK

NOVEMBER 22 HUNGRY TURKEY 5K

7AM-10:30AM BIG FOUR LAWN

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS KENTUCKY CARDINAL STADIUM

NOVEMBER 25

MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS

SWAN LAKE 7PM BROWN THEATRE

NOVEMBER 29

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BELLARMINE KFC YUM! CENTER

7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

NOVEMBER 27

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MICHIGAN STATE KFC YUM! CENTER

TRUE STORIES OF WHISKEY, WAR AND MILITARY SERVICE

NOVEMBER 23

6PM-8PM FRAZIER HISTORY MUSEUM

LIGHT UP LOUISVILLE

CRAIG FERGUSON

4PM LOUISVILLE METRO HALL

7PM BROWN THEATRE

NOVEMBER 24

A CHRISTMAS STORY

LO: HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” 7:30PM CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION

A DRAG QUEEN CHRISTMAS 8PM BROWN THEATRE

A CHRISTMAS STORY 7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

NOVEMBER 30

LO: HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” 7:30PM HARVEY BROWNE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

LO: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

LIGHT UP THE VILLAGE

11AM BROWN THEATRE

NOVEMBER 28

A CHRISTMAS STORY

THE LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA INVITES YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH AN HOUR-LONG CONCERT OF HOLIDAY FAVORITES.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

5PM-8PM WESTPORT VILLAGE

8PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER


DECEMBER 1

LO: HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” 7:30PM ST. FRANCIS IN THE FIELDS

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 11AM-7PM NORTON COMMONS AVOID HOLIDAY CROWDS AND SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! MOST NORTON COMMONS SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS WILL BE OPEN AND MANY WILL FEATURE HOLIDAY SALES AND SPECIALS. BRING A NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY FOR TOYS FOR TOTS AND GET A PHOTO WITH SANTA OR A CARRIAGE RIDE.

LIGHT UP ST. MATTHEWS A TRADITION FOR DECADES THAT HAS BECOME AN ANNUAL CAN’T-MISS HOLIDAY EVENT RETURNS WITH FESTIVE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. SANTA ARRIVES AT 3PM WITH COOKIES AND HOT CHOCOLATE. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY. THE HONORABLE MAYOR OF ST. MATTHEWS WILL HELP SANTA

RODES’ CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY AND CINDY BORDERS JEWELRY SHOW RODES FOR HIM & FOR HER

3PM & 8PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER 11:30AM, 3PM & 7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

DECEMBER 2

VOICE OF KENTUCKIANA

1PM & 6:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

DECEMBER 12

A CHRISTMAS STORY

DECEMBER 5

3-6PM BROWN PARK

LIGHT UP THE PARK AT 6PM.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

DECEMBER 9

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS 7PM KFC YUM! CENTER

DECEMBER 8

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND 8PM KFC YUM! CENTER

THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER 1:30PM & 7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

OLD LOUISVILLE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

5PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

JIM BRICKMAN: A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS 7:30PM BROWN THEATRE

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. LIPSCOMB 7PM KFC YUM! CENTER

DECEMBER 14

THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER 7:30PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

DECEMBER 15

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. KENT STATE

12PM-6PM OLD LOUISVILLE

4PM KFC YUM! CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESS

Business owner Margaret Schneider has drawn on her own talent for seeing value where others don’t and has revolutionized Louisville’s secondhand business.

Spotlight #SupportLocal

margaretsconsignment.com

frankfortave.com

5-0-Lou is a gift shop that celebrates Kentucky with a collection of locally crafted housewares and decor, gifts, jewelry, souvenirs, food, and artwork.

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Paula Feiock with Dave Parks as he received the Realtor of the Year Award

Matthew Duffy with Samson, Laurie Scarborough with Zakk and Ann Gregory with Stewart at the Dogs Helping Heroes event

TOP SHOTS Doug & Jennifer Kalmey at The Lash Lounge Grand Opening Reception

UofL/Indiana Tailgate

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Christen & Ben Byrne at Barrels Boots and Bluegrass

Kentucky Opera Season Kick Off


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